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Your pocket guide to the world's urban jungles

Say good bye to the endless planning and getting hopelessly lost, only to end up visiting typical tourist traps and generic cafés in a city.

Our mission is to take the disorientation out of travel and provide a more authentic, and enjoyable form of city exploration.

We present you with truly unique and personalised experiences, tailored to your interests. Have fun exploring the world in a whole new way!

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What makes us different?

Personalised Itineraries

Fluid and adaptable itineraries based on your interests, guiding you between stops. By taking care of the details, the only thing you have to do is get lost in the moment.

Social Profiles

Showcase all the amazing places you have visited to friends and fans and build up a name for yourself as a trusted traveller who can work their way around the globe.

Find Inspiration

You might be stuck in the office, but satisfy that travel itch by browsing through photos to help plan your next trip, find inspiration and begin building your bucket list.

How does it work?

KOMPAS will impact the way people travel by moving away from the existing one-dimensional digital guides, towards a fluid, handpicked collection of places that adapts to your personality over time. All of this is neatly packaged into a simple, easy-to-use application that will save you time and effort, offering that reliable guiding hand when you are out exploring the unknown.

Who's steering our ship?

Team Member

Tom Charman


Co-Founder and CEO

Tom is a startup-lover, and has built products from the ground up. He represented the UK in the world finals of the GSEA, advised Downing Street in the annual enterprise report, and mentors for Virgin StartUp and Stanford University. He's passionate about creating opportunity, and efficiency within society.

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Olivia Higgs

First Mate

Co-Founder and COO

Olivia has worked and lived in a number of different countries, picking up a passion for culture and language along the way. She's worked in the hospitality industry, and is passionate about creating something to help travellers. She pitched KOMPAS in #VOOM and was named one of the 25 Female Entreperneurs Under 25.

Team Member

Kurt Henderson

Second Mate

Co-Founder and CPO

Kurt leads our product design, and has worked directly with top travel companies such as Directline Holidays, Contiki and Secret escapes in a hybrid design/product development role. He's built his own startup from the ground up and is a true disrupter when it comes to innovation in design.

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Doug Walker

Third Mate

Co-Founder and Lead Developer

Doug scored 92%, and placed top in his class in the General Assembly fast paced 12-week immersive in New York. He has specialised in Javascript, Node, React and HTML5, which makes him instrumental to the team. Doug is a keen traveller, and is passionate about creating a solution for travellers worldwide.

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Damien Gallagher

Chief Engineer


Damien has plenty of experience within the development realm, and has worked for prestigious companies for the past few years. With fantastic cloud deployment experience, he's someone that will help us deploy our product to the wider market, and help support product growth in the coming months.

Team Member

Mustafa Aktas

Assistant Engineer

Front End Developer

Mustafa completed a degree in computer science and artificial intelligence. As a result, he's confident using technologies such as MySQL, Java and Android and has worked with Expert Systems, Neural Networks and Cluster Analysis. He's helping build our mobile product, and is implementing the artificially intelligent algorithms.

Who has been writing about us?

Our incredible supporters

  • Going to a new city, for me, is all about exploration and new experiences, but the challenge is knowing where to go and what to do. KOMPAS already has a feel for the streets, so there's no need to trawl dozens of online travel guides - it's all right there in your hand. The fact that KOMPAS is then tailored to my own interests is an added bonus!

    Anandi - London, UK
  • While I was on my year abroad in Munich, KOMPAS was able to provide me with places I'd never think of going to, and helped me see so much more of the city. It really enhanced my overall experience!

    Sean - Exeter, UK
  • The KOMPAS application has enabled me to locate hidden gems that I never realised were right on my doorstep. So, not only does the app work well for those visiting places for the first time, but it also enables you to dig up those hidden nuggets in your own front yard!

    David - Exeter, UK
  • We at Startup Van love KOMPAS, as we have all been in the situation where we are in a new city and not sure where to go, and this solves that problem. Absolutely brilliant!

    Graham - Dublin, Ireland
  • I've been planning my family's trip to Munich for months and I use your content to help guide me. I've planned shopping trips, sights worth seeing and meals. I'm most excited about the unique eateries, that only exist in Munich! Also, when I reached out for help with my Christmas plans, you were quick to reply. I feel like you have gone beyond my expectations and I appreciate it very much.

    Jessica - New York, US